New and Selected Poems

New and Selected Poems by Ted Hughes

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This volume replaced Ted Hughes`s Selected Poems 1957-1981. It contains a larger selection from the same period, to which are added poems from more recent books, uncollected poems from each decade of Ted Hughes`s writing life, and some new work. Another notable feature is the inclusion of poems from his books for younger readers, What is the Truth? and Season Songs.

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Ted Hughes

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Ted Hughes (born Ted Hughes; real name Edward James Hughes, English Edward James Hughes; August 17, 1930 - October 28, 1998) is an English poet and children`s writer. Critics usually rate him as one of the finest poets of his generation. Hughes was a British poet laureate from 1984 until his death. Hughes was married to the American poet Sylvia Plath in 1956-1962. His role in their relationship was criticized by some feminists, and especially by American admirers of Plath`s work after her suicide. One of the reasons for his suicide is Hughes` romance with Asya Weville, the wife and muse of another British poet, David Weville. Hughes never publicly responded to the allegations, but his most recent poetic work, Birthday Letters (1998), explored their complex relationship. To some she opened it in a much better light, while to others it seemed like a failed attempt to divert blame from herself. In 2008, The Times ranked Hughes as the 4th best British writer of the post-war era. On March 22, 2010, it was announced that in 2011 the poet would be immortalized in the Poets Corner of Westminster Abbey.

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Ted Hughes (born Ted Hughes; real name Edward James Hughes, English Edward James Hughes; August 17, 1930 - October 28, 1998) is an English poet and children`s writer. Critics usually rate him as one of the finest poets of his generation. Hughes was a British poet laureate from 1984 until his death. Hughes was married to the American poet Sylvia Plath in 1956-1962. His role in their relationship was criticized by some feminists, and especially by American admirers of Plath`s work after her suicide. One of the reasons for his suicide is Hughes` romance with Asya Weville, the wife and muse of another British poet, David Weville. Hughes never publicly responded to the allegations, but his most recent poetic work, Birthday Letters (1998), explored their complex relationship. To some she opened it in a much better light, while to others it seemed like a failed attempt to divert blame from herself. In 2008, The Times ranked Hughes as the 4th best British writer of the post-war era. On March 22, 2010, it was announced that in 2011 the poet would be immortalized in the Poets Corner of Westminster Abbey.